trichobezoar


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trichobezoar

 [trik″o-be´zor]
a bezoar composed of hair; hairball.

trichobezoar

/tricho·be·zoar/ (-be´zor) a bezoar composed of hair.
A bolus of hair in the stomach or farther downstream in the gastrointestinal tract, often of a trichophagic person with trichotillomania

trichobezoar

Bezoar, hairball Psychology A bolus of hair, usually found in the stomach of a person who may have “issues”. See Bezoar.

trich·o·be·zoar

(trik'ō-bē'zōr)
A hair cast in the stomach or intestinal tract.
Synonym(s): hair ball, pilobezoar.

trichobezoar

A ball of swallowed hair in the stomach or intestine, usually of a mentally retarded or psychotic person.

trichobezoar

rounded masses of felted hairs caused by animals licking themselves. Common in cats ('hairballs'), particularly the longhaired varieties, in rabbits and in shaggy cattle wintered outdoors. Can cause pyloric or intestinal obstruction and in cats, occasional vomiting. A common finding in the abomasum of normal ruminants during abattoir slaughter.
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Trichobezoars are an uncommon cause of abdominal symptoms in Africa; however, they are well documented in the literature.
Gastric trichobezoar associated with transient pancreatitis.
Trichobezoars are a relatively rare entity that may have a protean presentation.
Intussusception and intestinal perforations caused by trichobezoars.
Trichotillomania and trichophagia leading to trichobezoar.
Trichobezoar, gastric polyposis, protein losing gastroenteropathy and steatorrhea.
Gastric trichobezoar are usually found in patients with a history of psychological/psychiatric disorders.
Trichobezoars are most commonly found either in childhood or among teenage girls with psychological disorders, for example, mental retardation or behavioral disorder, such as trichotillomania or trichophagia.
Not much is known about the mechanism of bezoar formation in the nonoperated stomach, but Debakey and Oschner (4) proposed that trichobezoars develop from hair trapped within the gastric folds.
Uncommonly, patients with trichobezoars vomit or pass fragments of hair in stools.